Sports action at the regional high school slowed this week, but the fields will again be busy following the Columbus Day holiday. Golf, boys’ soccer and field hockey all have home games this Tuesday, with golf continuing their home stand on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, cross-country returns to the Island for a dual meet against Somerset.
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The Vineyarders took on undefeated Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Tech at home last Friday, falling 24-12 after suffering four turnovers.
The scoreboard remained empty for the first quarter, with Assabet putting up two touchdowns — each with its own two-point conversion — in the second. Senior running back Ryan Fisher took off on a 48-yard run halfway through the second to set up senior quarterback Delmont Araujo for a 16-yard touchdown. Araujo fired a bullet to Brandon Watkins for the two-point conversion, but the Aztec defense had forced Watkins out of bounds. The Vineyarders entered the second half down 16-6.
The team forced an Aztec punt at the start of the third quarter, after which senior fullback Tyler Araujo cut further into the Assabet lead by rushing 84 yards down field into the end zone to make the score 16-12.
Despite a strong defensive effort led by seniors Denver Maciel (16 tackles), Michael Montanile (13 tackles), Jeremy Maciel (10 tackles) and Tyler Araujo (nine tackles) and junior Doug Andrade (10 tackles), however, the Aztecs would put up one more touchdown with 5:00 to go in the fourth.
The Vineyarders are now 1-3, but remain 1-0 in conference.
Scores from Thursday’s away game against Pembroke were unavailable at press time.
The girls took on EAC opponent Somerset on Tuesday, tying the Blue Raiders 2-2. Senior Maggie Johnson scored the first goal on an assist from fellow captain Meghan McHugh. McHugh also turned in an assist for junior Kendall Robinson’s goal later in the half. Somerset came back to tie the game in the second.
Scores from Thursday’s away game against Needham were unavailable at press time. The girls will be at home Tuesday, taking on West Bridgewater at 3 p.m.
The boys dropped a 1-0 game against division one opponent Chicopee on Saturday, with the lone goal coming immediately after kickoff in the second half.
The team remains undefeated in the EAC (scores from Thursday’s game against league opponent Coyle Cassidy were unavailable at press time), and will take on Bishop Stang on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
The girls took on Mashpee Monday afternoon, falling 2-0 to the visiting Falcons.
Coach Richard Bennett praised the strong play of senior Aubrea McCormick, who took over goalkeeping duties on short notice. Freshman goalkeeper Mariah Duarte returns to the box for this week’s games.
The team travels to Whitinsville Christian over the weekend, and will be away on Tuesday for a game against EAC opponent Bishop Stang.
The team traveled to the Bay State Invitational over the weekend, with the boys placing second in a field of 25 division two schools.
Junior Cooper Chapman, sophomore Jeremy Alley-Tarter, and sophomore Kyle Joba-Woodruff finished within seconds of one another, turning in times of 18:09, 18:10 and 18:11, respectively. Junior Michael Schroeder ran an 18:21, with juniors Sam Oslyn (19:04) and Job Deforest (19:09) and sophomore Thorpe Karabees (19:53) rounding out the varsity squad.
On the girls’ side, Julia Neville took a fifth-place finish in the freshman 3K race with a time of 13:01. Junior Hannah Moore turned in a 21:39 in the varsity race for 26th overall, with sophomores Lilly Neville, Willoe Maynard and Lucy Norris running 22:34, 22:36, and 25:35, respectively.
Scores from Wednesday’s meet against Coyle-Cassidy were unavailable at press time. The team will compete at home against Somerset on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Monday’s match against Cape Cod Regional Tech was rescheduled due to loss of power at the CCRT, and will be played on Oct. 18. Scores for Thursday’s EAC game against Bishop Feehan were unavailable at press time.
On Tuesday, the team defeated EAC opponent Coyle-Cassidy 255-266. Junior Mike deBettencourt took the low score with a 40, while sophomore Kat deBettencourt shot a 41. The rest of the varsity squad was not far behind, with junior Justin Smith shooting a 42, and senior Chris Morris and junior Brendan Maseda both turning in 43s. Sophomore Matt Marchand shot a 45.